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Book Review: If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, by Italo Calvino I might never have read anything by this author had I not seen a blurb for this book in a collection of great books I read over a decade ago.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino This is an odd book, but it’s an odd book in the best possible way.  Set in the past, specifically during the time of Marco Polo and his travels to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Read The Classics?

Why Read The Classics?, by Italo Calvino As is often the case with writers, Italo Calvino was both the writer of classic works as well as a reader and a literary critic of them as well.  These three roles of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mind Of Italo Calvino

The Mind Of Italo Calvino:  A Critical Exploration Of His Thought And Writings, by Dani Cavallaro As someone who has just started to appreciate the writings of Italo Calvino, this book was an interesting one, although I must say that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Path To The Spiders’ Nests

The Path To The Spiders’ Nests, by Italo Calvino It makes sense that Italo Calvino wrote this book early in his writing career, as it has the sex and violence that one would expect from someone who was an immature … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Palomar

Mr. Palomar, by Italo Calvino Make no mistakes, this is an odd book.  Yet it is an odd book that is very formally structured, and that feels like a connected series of short stories written by someone who particularly enjoyed … Continue reading

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